We continue to see learned men claim that something can spring from nothing, but that nothing consists of quantum fluctuations. I have already written of this, which you can find here, and here, and here.
A few things seem rather obvious. First, quantum fluctuations are not nothing, but something. Second, we have no proof that these fluctuations come from no thing and have no cause. (how would such an idea be proved?) Third, whatever is brought from potential to actual must be caused to do so by something that is already actual. Thus if there is a potential thing that becomes an actual thing, there must be an actual thing that brings it to be. Fourth, quantum physics is not nearly as well understood as principles of cause and effect, which are foundational to knowledge. It is not logical to take a theory which is little understood and use it to replace one that is well understood. Fifth, appealing to quantum fluctuations merely pushes the problem of causality back one more step, for we must ask the cause of the fluctuations.(1) Sixth, we have no evidence that quantum fluctuations and the laws of physics, such as gravity, can exist in isolation with neither matter nor energy in prior existence, nor do we have any evidence that such laws by themselves have any causal power. Seventh, the whole affair reeks of smoke and mirrors. As someone rightfully pointed out, those that appeal to quantum physics do not really explain things, they quantum them. The reason is tossed into the murky world of odd physics where logic can do anything. Alice’s Cheshire Cat has completely disappeared, except for the smile.
In reality, all empirical evidence points to a universe made of matter, energy, and information, which had a beginning. Things that began need a cause. This we call God.
(1) in anticipation of the tired argument about “what caused God?” let me repeat yet again: The law of cause and effect says that anything that had a beginning needs a cause; anything that is an effect needs a cause. God did not have a beginning, and is not an effect. Neither is He composed of parts that had to be put together.